10 Reasons to Get Involved at NCC
1 Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better.
2 It’s fun! Even simple events like bingo night or math game night are a great way to spend time with your family and support your school.
3 It feels great to participate! Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it’s great to share some of her school-related experiences with her.
4 You’ll get to know other parents. It’s powerful to create a circle of adult friends around a school, and help foster connections between families in your community.
5 Volunteering offers tangible ways to be part of things. Joining a parent group will provide concrete ways to get involved, whether at events, in the classroom, or on a committee.
6 It’s a manageable commitment. Spend an hour at a bingo night or helping with staff appreciation, and your efforts will be appreciated. And remember, it’s always OK to say no when you’re busy.
7 You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths. There are many ways to contribute, some of which are sure to complement your strengths, interests, or professional skills.
8 Your help is always needed. Whether it’s helping run the next big event or providing support in the classroom, there are always ways to pitch in.
9 Volunteering provides another way to get to know school and support staff to better understand their needs and ideas
10 Have a great idea? Volunteering gives you opportunities to get your ideas out there.